Marcus High School Orchestra

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Allison Washler

Allison Washler is the Director of Orchestras at Marcus High School in Lewisville Independent School District. Prior to coming to Marcus, she taught orchestra at Flower Mound High School for four years. Mrs. Washler began playing the violin in fifth grade as part of the Arlington ISD String Program. After graduating from Martin High School, she pursued studies in violin performance at The University of North Texas. In 2009 she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Performance.  During her time at UNT, she studied violin with Philip Lewis and Igor Borodin and performed with the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra as well as the UNT Baroque Orchestra.

Mrs. Washler has a wonderful husband named Kyle and a new baby named Brooks. When she isn't teaching orchestra, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, trying new foods, and pampering her cat, Penelope, and dog, Katya.

Sam Park

Samuel Park is the Assistant Director of Orchestras at Marcus High School and the Orchestra Director at Lamar Middle School. Mr. Park began his musical career in sixth grade when he started playing the French horn. After graduating from Berkner High School, he began studying at Southern Methodist University. In 2018 he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. While attending SMU, he studied horn with Gregory Hustis and Haley Hoops, and performed with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Meadows Wind Ensemble, SYZYGY New Music Ensemble, and numerous chamber music ensembles.

Mr. Park has two dogs named Izzy and Humphrey, and his lovely cat, Twiggy. When he's not teaching, performing, or practicing; Sam loves to attend concerts, watch the Dallas Cowboys and NBA, and work out.